Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
New service to help people across Wales save on energy, waste and water
The Welsh Government has launched a marketing campaign to urge the public to contact the Welsh Government’s Resource Efficient Wales helpline.
- Plan unveiled to signpost visitors to Welsh culinary gems
- Ground-breaking Acts receive Royal Assent
- New service to help people across Wales save on energy, waste and water
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Tax devolution in Wales - Consultation on a Land Transaction Tax
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which gives estimates of the size structure of all enterprises that are active in Wales, including estimates for the very smallest businesses that operate below the VAT threshold.
- In 2014, 38.2 per cent of private sector employment in Wales was accounted for by large enterprises (those with 250 or more employees), compared to 41.0 per cent for the UK as a whole.
- Between 2003 and 2014, the proportion of employment in the large size-band fell by 3.4 percentage points in Wales and fell by 2.4 percentage points in the UK.
- Between 2003 and 2014, around 0.5 per cent of enterprises active in Wales were non-UK owned, accounting for 13.9 per cent of employment in 2014, up from 12.5 per cent in 2003.
- There was considerable variation between industry sectors in 2014, with employment in agriculture almost entirely amongst micro businesses (91.5 per cent) and employment in production industries concentrated in the large size-band (51.3 per cent).
- Within Wales, the local authority with the largest proportion of private sector employment in the large size-band was Newport (54.1 per cent), and the smallest was Powys (16.3 per cent).
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